The User Experience Blog for Website Architecture Planning

The User Experience Blog for Website Architecture Planning

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Determining how to organize your web site is no easy task. Finding the right structure for your site can take quite a bit of research and trial and error. To find that right fit you need to understand information architecture and choose the right method for you.

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Information Architecture Best Practices February 22, 2017 by Garenne Bigby

information architecture best practices

Having a website is a vital part of internet presence. It is used to communicate with those who are curious about your brand as they visit the site to seek information. The website needs to be able to help them find what they are looking for and connect with them in a way that will help you achieve your own goals as a brand.

It takes time to make information easy to find on a website, and you must be willing to review the website from the perspective of someone that is outside of the brand so that you can really understand if it does or does not work. Presenting this information in a way that can be understood to a variety of people will take the skills of someone that can write clearly and concisely with just a dash of empathy.

How can you ensure this? Start by asking yourself these questions: who is coming to my website and what are they looking for? What do I want them to know? Is the content of my website meeting the needs of the biggest or most important visitors? Are the same questions being asked over and over again? Is there any content on the site that would keep them interested in coming back? As a website, you must do more than just provide information, you must maintain, cultivate, and grow relationships with visitors.

This guide will offer some advice about the best practices on how to evaluate and improve your information architecture. You will need to start by thinking with strategy about your content, then recognize how to organize the pages for a more intuitive user experience, and then you will gain information about how you can write more effectively for your content on the internet.

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Information Architecture Conferences to Attend in 2017 February 17, 2017 by Garenne Bigby

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These days there are conferences and conventions dedicated to everything: TV shows, movie genres, pets, and even information architecture. While the information architecture and user experience conferences might not have been getting the recognition that they deserve, they are becoming more and more important for the success of technology experts. They are held all over the world at different times of the year, and some are even available to stream online if you can't make it in person. Those who attend will be able to take part in presentations, Q & A panels, and networking lunches to pick the brains of experts in the field.

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CMS Plugins for Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) February 16, 2017 by Garenne Bigby

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What is AMP?

AMP, short for accelerated mobile pages, is a new way to build web pages that will allow static content to render faster on a mobile device. There are three different parts of AMP in action.

AMP HTML is like regular HTML, but with some restrictions that enable a reliable performance, and it incorporates extensions that help to build content that is richer than basic HTML. AMP JS library makes sure that AMP HTML pages will render quickly. The Google AMP cache may be used to serve saved AMP HTML pages.

It can be said that AMP HTML is simply extended HTML with properties that are customized for AMP. Most of the tags in an AMP HTML page will be regular HTML tags, while some will be replaced with tags that are specific to the AMP design. These custom elements are called ANP HTML components, and allow common patterns to be easily implemented.

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5 Tips for Creating an Exceptional Website February 14, 2017 by Garenne Bigby

5 tips for creating a great website

Creating a successful website is more than just gathering information and publishing it onto the internet. It is about curating content that is high quality so that it is valuable to your readers, and providing a good experience for the audience. There are some clear do's and don'ts for creating a website, but a great website will be thoughtfully created from the ground up. The main thing to remember is that a great website is created with the audience in mind, and won't turn dirty tricks just to rank well in search results.

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